The United States military has been told to stop enforcing their Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy immediately. The ruling came from Judge Virginia Phillips around 3:15pm ET today. It has been confirmed by CNN.
Phillips ordered that the military “immediately suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” [policy].”
Gay rights group the Log Cabin Republicans helped push the ban on DADT into the federal arena when they sued the military for injustice and discrimination. Judge Phillips had previously ruled that the policy regarding gays serving in the military violated service members Fifth Amendment rights but delayed issuing the injunction.